Negro Melodies Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs and Poems &c

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Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs
Old Dan Tucker and the 'Downs These am the tunes that go the rounds, And all seem sweeter when you begin With that fiddle under your chin.
And when the dance is nearly through I give a flourish one or two, But I always play when I first begin By tuckin' mah fiddle under mah chin.
"BURY MAH BANJO BY MAH SIDE"
Rastus sang and Rastus played All the tunes that ever were made, But he had one tune that was his pride "Bury mah banjo by my side."
He played the dances and the fairs He played his banjo everywheres, And people laughed and people cried At "Bury mah banjo by mah side."
At last old Rastus he got sick
And off he went to heaven quick,
And in the grave where his bones reside
They buried his banjo by his side.
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